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5th Denis Cosgrove Lecture -Visionary Geography- Professor Stephen Daniels

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The Centre for the GeoHumanities is delighted to announce that the fifth Denis Cosgrove Lecture will be given by Professor Stephen Daniels.

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The lecture entitled 'Visionary Geography: William Blake and the English Landscape (doors 6.15 to start 6.30), and the drinks reception after it are free to attend, but please do book a place via this eventbrite site.

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Geography and Vision are key words in the works of Denis Cosgrove, together the title of his Inaugural Lecture at Royal Holloway in 1996 and that of a career framing collection of essays published in 2008. This lecture explores meetings of material and imaginative worlds in the works of painter and poet William Blake (1757-1827), and their implications for landscape as a field of vision. It addresses Blake’s representation of London and its environs in the early nineteenth century as it was transformed into a major imperial city, as well as images of cottages, cornfields and cathedrals. Visionary Geography locates Blake’s work in relation to wider currents of book and image making in his own time, including topography and cartography, and in terms of its long standing influence, for envisioning English landscape and its possible worlds.

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Stephen Daniels is Professor Emeritus of Cultural Geography in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on landscape and environment, painters and place, and landscape and national identity. As well as publishing critically acclaimed monographs, including 'Fields of Vision' (1992) and 'Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England' (1999) he co-edited the agenda setting edited collection 'Iconography of Landscape' (1988) with Denis Cosgrove. He has also worked on a series of major public and exhibition projects, including curating 'The Art of the Garden' (Tate Britain and Ulster Museum, 2004), 'Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain' (Castle Museum Nottingham and Royal Academy, London, 2009-2010), and 'Repton Revealed' at the Garden Musuem (2018-2019). From 2005 he was the Director of the AHRC's Landscape and Environment Programme.

Denis Cosgrove Lecture:

The Denis Cosgrove Lecture series is hosted by the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities. It is named in honour of Professor Denis Cosgrove. Further details on the lecture series, the Centre and recordings of the previous lectures are available on the Centre website: www.geohumanitiesforum.org.

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